It is a triumphal Roman column in the town of Alexandria, Egypt. It is the most extensive of its kind. In addition, it developed outside the Rome and Constantinople Imperial capitals. The only one known free-standing column in Roman Egypt is Pompey’s Pillar Alexandria. It is not made of percussion, in addition. It is also one of the most significant ancient monoliths. In fact, it is also one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected. The monolithic column shaft measures 20.46 m in height, at its base with a diameter of 2.71 m. The weight of one piece of red Aswan granite has been estimated at 285 tonnes.
Pompey’s Alexandria Pillar is 26.85 m high with its foundation and capital. Other authors give dimensions which deviate slightly. It remonts to Pompey ‘s time. Actually the Corinthian column was installed in AC 297. It commemorates Roman emperor Diocletian ‘s triumph over a rebellion in Alexandria. This memorial column was erected by Emperor Diocletian. Pompey’s Pillar Alexandria was erected as a sign of gratitude, in honor of the Roman Emperor. There was a significant rebellion in the area. Diocletian himself came, and ordered the town to be besieged. The city eventually capitulated after eight months of resistance.
There was starvation in the town as a result of the siege. The Emperor ordered that a portion of the corn be sent to the citizens of Alexandria, which sent to Rome. During these tough times, he freed them from paying taxes. To this end, they erected the Pompey’s Pillar Alexandria in his memory.
Further information about the Pillar Alexandria of Pompey: Crusaders assumed that the great Pompey’s ashes were in a bowl at the top of the pole. In the middle ages, it was the. It was, in fact, a mistake. And it is named “Pompey’s Foundation” today. There are several monuments that can be seen along with the commemorative Diocletian Column. The remains of a Serapium, or God Serapis shrine, are on the backside.
It has now been affected. In addition, it developed during the reigns of Ptolemy II and Ptolemy III. It destroyed the Jewish community in Alexandria because of the revolts. Indeed it was during Emperor Trajan ‘s reign (89-118 A.C.). In addition, it reconstructed again during Hadrian ‘s reign (117-137 AC) It possibly hurt, once again, after the advent of Christianity. It also consisted of a high platform that was reached by a 100-step escalator.
At the side of the platform, there was a basin that was also used for purification. At the rear of the house were two galleries. They cut entirely in the rock, in fact. A black basalt statue dates back to the reign of Hadrian ‘s found in the 1st museum. It depicts God Serapis, in the shape of a horse. Now it was on display in the Graeco-Roman Museum of Alexandria. The second gallery misidentified as the Girls’ Library. It appears to have been an Anubidiun, or a funeral of mummies of Anubis.